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How much do you know about fire safety? Below are some fire safety trivia quiz questions and answers to test your knowledge so far. Do you know what the fire safety rules are? Do you feel safe when a fire breaks out around you? One of the ways that most buildings have used to keep an area safe is by installing smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Take the quiz and test yourself, as well as learn some more about it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You discover a fire, what is the first thing you must do?

    • A.

      Raise the alarm

    • B.

      Call the fire brigade

    • C.

      Get out of the building.

    • D.

      Telephone home

    • E.

      Try to extinguish the fire

    Correct Answer
    A. Raise the alarm
    Explanation
    In the event of discovering a fire, the first thing that must be done is to raise the alarm. This is crucial as it alerts others in the vicinity about the fire, allowing them to take necessary actions to ensure their safety. By raising the alarm, people can evacuate the building, call the fire brigade, and initiate emergency protocols to minimize damage and potential harm. Calling the fire brigade or attempting to extinguish the fire should come after raising the alarm, as the priority is to ensure everyone's safety first.

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  • 2. 

    When must domestic smoke detectors be tested?

    • A.

      Weekly

    • B.

      Monthly

    • C.

      When required

    • D.

      Annually

    • E.

      When they beep

    Correct Answer
    A. Weekly
    Explanation
    Domestic smoke detectors must be tested weekly to ensure their proper functioning. Regular testing is essential to ensure that the smoke detectors are in good working condition and can detect smoke or fire accurately. Weekly testing allows homeowners to identify any issues or faults with the detectors promptly and take necessary actions to fix them. This helps in maintaining the safety of the household and reduces the risk of fire-related incidents.

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  • 3. 

    What color is a Co2 fire extinguisher?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      Red with black band

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Green

    • E.

      Black with red band

    Correct Answer
    B. Red with black band
    Explanation
    A Co2 fire extinguisher is typically red with a black band. This color combination is used to easily identify and differentiate it from other types of fire extinguishers. The red color signifies that it is a fire extinguisher, while the black band indicates that it contains carbon dioxide (Co2) as the extinguishing agent. This color scheme is standardized and widely recognized in fire safety regulations.

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  • 4. 

    A water fire extinguisher should only be used on-?

    • A.

      Liquid fuel fires

    • B.

      Fires involving gas

    • C.

      Solid fuel fires

    • D.

      Fires involving electricity

    • E.

      On any fire

    Correct Answer
    C. Solid fuel fires
    Explanation
    A water fire extinguisher should only be used on solid fuel fires because water is effective in cooling down and extinguishing fires caused by materials such as wood, paper, and textiles. However, it should not be used on liquid fuel fires or fires involving gas as water can spread the flames and cause the fire to become more dangerous. Additionally, water should not be used on fires involving electricity as it can conduct electricity and pose a risk of electrocution. Using a water fire extinguisher on any fire may not be effective or safe in all situations.

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  • 5. 

    What is a fire assembly point?

    • A.

      Where the extinguishers are kept

    • B.

      A safe area where the roll call is taken

    • C.

      Anywhere safe

    • D.

      At the front door

    • E.

      In the car park

    Correct Answer
    B. A safe area where the roll call is taken
    Explanation
    A fire assembly point is a designated safe area where people gather after evacuating a building during a fire emergency. It is a location where a roll call is taken to ensure that everyone has safely evacuated and to account for any missing individuals. The purpose of the fire assembly point is to provide a safe and organized gathering place for all occupants, allowing emergency responders to easily identify and assist anyone who may still be inside the building.

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  • 6. 

    Which class of fire involves gases?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    • E.

      F

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    Class D fires involve combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, potassium, and sodium. These metals burn at high temperatures and release gases as they combust. Therefore, class D fires involve gases.

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  • 7. 

    Who is responsible for fire safety in the workplace?

    • A.

      The fire authority

    • B.

      Employer and employees

    • C.

      The maintenance department

    • D.

      The employer

    • E.

      The health and safety representative

    Correct Answer
    B. Employer and employees
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Employer and employees." In the workplace, both the employer and the employees have a shared responsibility for fire safety. The employer is responsible for implementing fire safety measures, such as providing fire extinguishers, emergency exits, and conducting regular fire drills. They are also responsible for ensuring that employees receive proper fire safety training. On the other hand, employees are responsible for following fire safety protocols, reporting any fire hazards, and participating in fire drills. By working together, both the employer and employees can ensure a safe and secure work environment in terms of fire safety.

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  • 8. 

    How often should fire alarms be tested?

    • A.

      Once a week

    • B.

      Once a month

    • C.

      Once a year

    • D.

      Twice a year

    Correct Answer
    A. Once a week
    Explanation
    Fire alarms should be tested once a week to ensure their proper functioning and to identify any faults or malfunctions. Regular testing helps in detecting any issues with the alarm system, such as dead batteries or faulty sensors, and allows for timely maintenance or repairs. By conducting weekly tests, any potential fire hazards can be addressed promptly, ensuring the safety of the premises and its occupants.

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  • 9. 

    Who is responsible for carrying out fire risk assessment?

    • A.

      Fire safety officer

    • B.

      HSE manager

    • C.

      The responsible person

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of these options are responsible for carrying out fire risk assessment. A fire safety officer is specifically trained in fire safety and prevention measures and is responsible for conducting fire risk assessments. An HSE manager, who oversees health, safety, and environmental matters, also plays a role in fire risk assessment. Additionally, the responsible person, often the employer or building owner, has legal obligations to ensure fire risk assessments are conducted and appropriate measures are taken to mitigate any identified risks. Therefore, all of these individuals or roles have a responsibility in carrying out fire risk assessments.

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  • 10. 

    What does PEEP stand for?

    • A.

      Personal emergency evacuation plans

    • B.

      Personal emergency exit plans

    • C.

      Personal evacuation emergency plans

    • D.

      Personal evacuation exit plans

    Correct Answer
    A. Personal emergency evacuation plans
    Explanation
    PEEP stands for Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans. These plans are designed to assist individuals with disabilities or mobility impairments in safely evacuating a building during an emergency situation. PEEPs outline specific procedures and strategies tailored to each individual's needs, ensuring their safety and well-being during an evacuation.

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